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Hey guys! Real quick real easy? Need an idol-?

Hey! So i just quickl need an idol. Like someone really great whos doing something for the world. Thats it, if you can gimme a link to a page about them or somethng that would also be great. That person has to be alive today which is why im having trouble with this - oh and please don't say barak obama. My entire class is doing him


Thank you Shawn! Your the best! Ill pick you for best answer now! (well i have to wait a bit - but then i will thanx!)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I picked out some females for you....I hope this helps you....


    1960 Oveta Culp Hobby becomes the first woman to serve as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. She is also the first director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), and the first woman to receive the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal.

    Jacqueline Cochran breaks the sound barrier by flying an F-86 over Roger's Dry Lake, California, at the speed of 652.337 miles per hour. Eleven years later, she flies at a speed of 1,429.2 miles per hour, more than twice the speed of sound.

    1964 Margaret Chase Smith, of Maine, becomes the first woman nominated for president of the United States by a major political party, at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.

    1965 Patsy Takemoto Mink, of Hawaii, is the first Asian-American woman elected to Congress. She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 24 years.

    1967 Muriel "Mickey" Siebert becomes the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and the first woman to head one of its member firms.

    Althea Gibson is the first African-American tennis player to win a singles title at Wimbledon.


    1969 Shirley Chisholm, of New York, becomes the first African-American woman in Congress. Her motto is, "Unbought and unbossed." She served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years.

    Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) becomes the first black woman U.S. Representative.

    1970 Diane Crump becomes the first female jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

    1972 Sally Jean Priesand is ordained as the first woman rabbi in the United States.

    Juanita Kreps becomes the first woman director of the New York Stock Exchange. She later becomes the first woman appointed Secretary of Commerce.


    1975 Elizabeth Ann Seton is canonized, making her the first American-born saint.

    1976 Sarah Caldwell becomes the first woman to conduct at New York's Metropolitan Opera House.


    Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed by President Reagan to the Supreme Court, making her its first woman justice.



    Dr. Sally K. Ride becomes the first American woman to be sent into space.

    1984 Geraldine Ferraro is the first woman to run for vice-president on a major party ticket.

    1985 Wilma Mankiller becomes the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

    1989 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, of Florida, becomes the first Hispanic woman elected to congress. She serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    In Boston, the Reverend Barbara C. Harris becomes the first woman consecrated as a bishop in the Episcopal Church.

    1990 Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as U.S. Surgeon General, becoming the first woman (and first Hispanic) to hold that job.


    1991 On January 2, Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC, becoming the first black woman to serve as mayor of a major city.

    1992 Carol Moseley-Braun, of Illinois, becomes the first African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

    Mae Jemison becomes the first black female astronaut.

    1993 Shiela Widnall becomes the first secretary of a branch of the U.S. military when she is appointed to head the Air Force.

    Janet Reno becomes the first woman U.S. attorney general.

    Toni Morrison becomes the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.



    Madeleine Albright is sworn in as U.S. secretary of state. She is the first woman in this position as well as the highest-ranking woman in the United States government.

    1998 During Operation Desert Fox in Iraq, Lt. Kendra Williams, USN, becomes the first U.S. female combat pilot to bomb an enemy target.

    1999 Lt. Col. Eileen Collins is the first woman astronaut to command a space shuttle mission.

    Nancy Ruth Mace is the first female cadet to graduate from the Citadel, the formerly all-male military school in South Carolina.


    2000 Hillary Clinton is elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first First Lady ever elected to national office.

    2005 Condoleezza Rice becomes the first African-American female Secretary of State.

    2006 Effa Manley, co-owner of the Negro Leagues team Newark Eagles, becomes the first woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    2007 Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) becomes the first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Harvard University names Drew Gilpin Faust its first woman president in the school’s 371-year history.

    Dr. Peggy Whitson, an American astronaut, becomes the first woman to command the International Space Station.

    2008 Hillary Clinton wins the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary, becoming the first woman in U.S. history to win a presidential primary contest.

    Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, becomes the first woman to run for vice president on the Republican ticket.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Noam Chomsky

    Fidel Castro

    George Galloway

    Clive Ponting

    Tony Benn

    there are loads of good dead idols but if you insist on a live one then they are good.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Oprah Winfrey??

    Look at http://www.who2.com

    There are many choices there.

    Good luck!

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